About AZYP

Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP)

was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AzYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty that  builds healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.


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Our Programs

Programs we offer and the difference we are making in our communities.

Wake Up!

Wake Up! is a diversion program for individuals aged 12-22 who have been arrested for drug and/or…

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Hwal’bay Hmany did Gev’ik Coalition

Funded by Stewart Health Choice, this is a community Coalition located in Peach Springs with the goal…

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Mental Health First Aid

Since October 2018, AZYP, partnered with Interfaith Community Services, has offered both youth and adult Mental Health…

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking is a youth coalition in the Globe area aiming to lower…

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Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA)

Funded by a Drug-Free Communities federal grant, Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a drug-free community coalition with…

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Ajo Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Coalition (SAPE)

Funded by Arizona Complete Health, Ajo Substance abuse Prevention and Education coalition seeks to educate, empower and…

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Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a multi-model parenting education program that works with parents and their…

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Love Notes

Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the well-being and futures…

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Youth Tobacco Coalition

Youth Tobacco Coalition provides technical assistance to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) coalitions across the state.…

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Teen Maze

Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making…

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Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance…

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Botvin’s Life Skills

Rather than only teaching information about drugs themselves, Botvin’s Life Skills Training consists of three major components…

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Arizona Youth Partnership in April 2019 extended its program offerings in to include a Basic Center program…

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Providence Place

Providence Place is a Basic Center that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth girls…

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Loving my Future

The Loving My Future program fills service gaps for particularly vulnerable Arizona high school youth populations by…

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Wyman’s Teen Outreach

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program acknowledges that adolescence is a time of rapid change and growth physically, mentally,…

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Summer Leadership Institute

This free summer program provides a safe and fun environment for youth (ages 11-17) to learn how…

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Choosing the Best

Choosing the Best uses a Sexual Risk Avoidance curriculum that positively emphasizes delaying sex until marriage, making…

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Starting Out Right Curriculum

Pregnant adolescents have unique needs and challenges! This essential curriculum and facilitation guide will help you meet…

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Friendly FACES

AZYP Friendly Family and Community Educational Support (F.A.C.E.S.) After School Program is designed for students enrolled in…

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Stronger Families Project

The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents…

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Harbor House

Harbor House is a Basic Center Program that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth…

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Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition

This is a Drug Free Communities (DFS) funded community coalition, whose goals are to lower substance use…

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Open Doors Community School

Open Doors Community School, Inc. (ODCS) was created by Arizona Youth Partnership as a subsidiary nonprofit to…

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Starting Out Right

Starting Out Right provides health education and supportive services to pregnant and parenting adolescents ages 21 and…

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The communities we serve throughout Arizona


Programs offered:
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Toll free: 877-882-2881


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Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

A recent Spring Leadership institute in Lakeside, AZ had some great communication lessons for 7th and 8th grade students. During our lesson about “Effective Communication Skills and Barriers to it” We hammered nails into a wooden heart.  We were talking about the impact words can have on ourselves (self-talk and what others say) and the impact it can have on others. One of the students asked… “Are we going to…

Read More - Making the Best of it! Nancy Mitchell

18 students at AmeriSchools Academy that were attending an Arizona Youth Partnership Summer Leadership Institute learned valuable life skills today! The students were able to learn infant and adult CPR, and learn the proper procedures for using an AED machine. Youth Educator, Dominque Cruz taught the students, aged 10-13 various first aid techniques, while stressing the importance of calling 911 first. All of the students received certification in CPR and…

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Upcoming Events

See what's coming up in near future events in your area.


23 Jul

Summer Leadership Institute- Marana Middle School

8:00am 11279 W Grier Road
Marana, AZ 85653 United States

This FREE summer program for ages 12-17 provides a safe and fun environment for youth to learn healthy relationship skills and strategies through interactive activities, crafts, and community services projects.

23 Jul

Youth Mental Health First Aid

8:00am 7575 W. Twin Peaks Rd
Tucson, 85743 United States

AZYP will provide the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training which is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers,…

23 Jul

Summer Leadership Institute- Thatcher

9:00am 1300 N 4th Ave
Thatcher, AZ 85743 United States

This FREE summer program for ages 12-17 provides a safe and fun environment for youth to learn healthy relationship skills and strategies through interactive activities, crafts, and community services projects.